Local news: Skerryvore perform in China and win A&B’s Young Entrepeneur of the Year; Alan Reid MP visits Tiree; An Iodhlann’s ‘Sheaves from the Stackyard’ – Tiree at war; Lunch Club remembers 1930s Tiree; new social worker for Tigh a’ Rudha; report of Strathclyde fire chief’s visit; policing Tiree Wave Classic; Tiree-Islay exchange; report of SWRI meeting; forthcoming visit by Tobermory lifeboat; school news – fundraising for Mod trip, healthy eating week, new rugby club; letters to the editor – damage to machair at Caoles; volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels; community Powerdown project – solar hot water; poem about wind power by Nik Rawson; sheep sale results; forthcoming boat restoration course.
Extracts from the minutes of the Health and Welfare Committee of Argyll District Council, 1963, regarding the campaign to convert the United Free Church Manse at Scarinish into an Eventide Home for the elderly (Tigh a’ Rudha).
8th March 1963: “On the matter being raised by Mr Malcolm McLean it was decided that a report should be submitted to the next meeting of the Committee on the extent of any Part 3 Accommodation problem in Tiree.”
7th June 1963: letters from Malcolm McLean and the County Medical Officer remitted to Sub-Committee on Part 3 Accommodation “on receipt of (a) information from the District Clerk as to numbers requiring accommodation and (b) a report by the County Architect on the suitability of the premises referred to in the letters”.
Draft print of a photograph of the oldest and youngest residents of Taigh a’ Rudha, Scarinish, in 1994. L-R: Alec MacLeod, Hough, on his 90th birthday, and Dorothy (daughter of Bill and Pat Campbell, Balephetrish) and her new baby Alison, who was born at Taigh a’ Rudha.
Local news: success of Tiree Parties Committees in 2008; PC Danny Lapsley receives Queen`s Police Medal; nativity play at Tiree Parish Church; Royal Bank of Scotland fundraising success of 2008; the Sorley MacLean Trust; school environment news; sheep scab alert.
Local news: Dance Olympics at Tiree High School; butterflies; interview with Tony McEwen, Crossapol; progress of water supply upgrade; football training tour; SWRI Federation Show; social work staff awarded; bumblebees; Iain MacKinnon, Hillcrest, appointed as TRD Community Conservation Officer; Oban to islands air service; retiral of Morag MacKenzie from `Meals on Wheels`; Discover Tiree`s visitor information touch screens; Tiree Community Trust news: Crossapol enterprise zone, wave classic; harbour study, access, design guide, affordable housing, youth work, directors, staff, wind turbine (Tilley).
Photograph of Mary Flora Chicken on Tiree around 1935
Black & white photograph of Mary Flora Chicken (the girl?) with an unknown man and two women, probably her mother and grandparents, at a community event on Tiree around 1930-1940. Mary Flora lived in the Eventide Home, Scarinish, around 1990.
Photograph of Mary Flora Chicken in Brussels in 1947
Black & white photograph of Mary Flora Chicken with a giant teddy bear in a gift shop in Brussels during Christmas in 1947. Mary is wearing an armed forces uniform. She lived in the Eventide Home, Scarinish, around 1990.